Mercury is the celestial body that rules our communication skills, intellectual processes, and technological devices.
This planet turns retrograde three or four times a year and for several weeks at each time.
On this occasion, Mercury goes in retrograde motion in the innovative sign of Aquarius from January 14 – January 25, 2022.
Then, it will continue going backward into the committed sign of Capricorn until February 3, 2022.
But, what exactly is Mercury retrograde, and how does it affect your zodiac sign?
What is Mercury Retrograde?
The retrograde motion refers to a period of time when a planet appears to be moving backward, as seen from Earth.
But this is just an optical illusion that is very symbolic in Astrology.
Mercury rules our intellectual processes, thoughts, communication devices, etc., so when it is retrograde, it has a noticeable effect on our lives.
What is the Astrological Significance of Mercury Retrograde in Aquarius?
When Mercury turns retrograde, the energy of the planet turns inward.
This time, Mercury will retrograde in the sign of innovative Aquarius and then in the responsible sign of Capricorn, making us question our own thoughts and beliefs.
This is an excellent time to explore your intellectual processes and the prejudices that prevent you from embracing new opportunities in your life.
Harness this energy to get rid of any unconscious bias separating you from becoming a more authentic version of yourself.
If you discover that you’ve been wrong about something, don’t feel bad about it.
Be grateful for the possibility of changing your mind for the better.
How Does Mercury Retrograde in Aquarius Impact Each Zodiac Sign?
Mercury retrograde will influence each Zodiac Sign differently, and not all signs will feel it so intensely.
But overall, all of us have the chance to discover things about our identities that we didn’t recognize before.
If we attempt to fix them, we will welcome new projects and opportunities into our lives.
Aries Zodiac Sign (Aries Dates: March 20 – April 19)
During this period, think about your social interactions. You might have unconscious prejudices regarding your motives and the people you hang out with.
If you need to apologize to someone, this is the perfect time to do so.
Taurus Zodiac Sign (Taurus Dates: April 20 – May 20)
This Mercury retrograde period inspires you to reflect on your career path.
You might be following a profession because of external influences or unconscious drives, and this is a proper time to acknowledge it.
Gemini Zodiac Sign (Gemini Dates: May 21 – June 20)
Mercury is your ruling planet, so this period might be frustrating for you.
Your travel options will probably be restricted, so take a one-way ticket journey inside your mind and practice the power of manifestation.
Rely on your mental power to change your reality.
Cancer Zodiac Sign (Cancer Dates: June 21 – July 21)
Mercury Retrograde can help you overcome long-held traumas. This is a beautiful opportunity to start therapy and talk about all those experiences you wouldn’t dare to share before.
Look objectively at your bad habits and try to change them with love and patience.
Leo Zodiac Sign (Leo Dates: July 22 – August 21)
Do your actions match your words, Leo? This period encourages you to look at the messages you send to others.
If you can’t deliver what you promise, don’t promise anything at all.
If you learn to respect your loved ones, they will reward you with the same treatment.
Virgo Zodiac Sign (Virgo Dates: August 22 – September 21)
This retrograde period asks you to be something you are not comfortable with: spontaneous and detached.
This astrological event teaches you that life can’t always be planned or controlled, which can prove to be liberating if you give it a try.
Libra Zodiac Sign (Libra Dates: September 22 – October 22)
You are a social butterfly, Libra, but this retrograde period might inhibit your sense of enjoyment, so you might feel tired and with an urge to spend time alone.
Use this time to dabble in your creative talents and express your inner self through art.
Don’t think about too much and enjoy the results.
Scorpio Zodiac Sign (Scorpio Dates: October 23 – November 21)
Your family and domestic life will take center stage during this retrograde transit, Scorpio.
If you are struggling with some tensions, these could be magnified if you don’t control your temper.
However, you have the power to heal all of these problems by putting aside your pride and saying sorry.
This will relieve the tension and shorten the road to reconciliation.
Sagittarius Zodiac Sign (Sagittarius Dates: November 22 – December 20)
Mercury retrograde falls in your communication house, leading you to misunderstandings in your social interactions, as well as problems with your devices.
Try meeting people face-to-face and say what you mean, so you don’t have to clarify your intentions when you speak.
Capricorn Zodiac Sign (Capricorn Dates: December 21 – January 18)
This retrograde period uncovers prejudices and unconscious biases regarding your finances and materialistic drives.
Any financial issues you have to address will have a profound lesson behind them for you to absorb.
But don’t worry, this is only temporary and will prove to be helpful in the long run. Reset your values and focus on what matters most to you.
Aquarius Zodiac Sign (Aquarius Dates: January 19 – February 17)
This Mercury retrograde falls in your Zodiac Sign, leading you to lose some of your natural confidence when interacting with others.
Instead of going out so much, use this time to be with yourself and do some self-analysis.
However, try not to overthink everything because it could make you even more anxious and self-conscious.
Pisces Zodiac Sign (Pisces Dates: February 18 – March 19)
This retrograde season stimulates your spiritual self, Pisces, so pay attention to the signs from your masters in the form of dreams or weird coincidences.
Your intuition will be sharper than ever, so follow its guidance with confidence, as it will bring significant messages for the next chapter of your life.
Don’t let an astrological event prevent you from living your dream life, because every shift, every aspect will always affect us either way.
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